Spit Fire, a local initiative which seeks to revive Hip hop music genre by scouting talents in urban areas has announced an abrupt suspension of programmes which were scheduled for this month.
The move has been prompted by the current threats of the global pandemic dubbed COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown intensified by the President.
In a statement Spit Fire Programs Executive Batsirai Kapfumo said the suspension of programs comes on the pretext of saving human lives inline with Government’s decisions.
“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have resolved to put Spit Fire on hold until a solution to the pandemic has been found and it is deemed safe to conduct day to day business. It is unfortunate that we have to indefinitely postpone our program however we came to the decision based on the fact that preserving lives and the wellbeing of humanity is of the utmost importance, therefore it takes first priority over all else,” he said.
The Spit Fire gaffer however aged fellow aspiring Hip hop artistes take advantage of the internet for electronic registration ahead of the upcoming programs.
“We however see this as an opportunity for other aspiring artists who had not registered to take advantage of the current situation and register. The indefinite delay also allows us as the organizers to fine tune and tweak our program to ensure a smooth and well run event. We would like to thank all our stakeholders for their continued support.”